February 16, 2010
Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, who on Monday officially entered Arizona's Republican race against Sen. John McCain, defended his recent call for President Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate, suggesting his questions stem not from conspiracy theories that Obama was really born in Kenya but from concerns about identity theft.
"Identity theft? I mean, come on," an incredulous CNN host Campbell Brown said, laughing. "Is that honestly what this is about?"
A truther in Texas and a semi-birther in AZ. This is going to be an interesting campaign season.
PA should have a good number of GOP pickups this year, but I guarantee our gains will be modest because of failures in leadership. I don't think the Tea Partiers will run 3rd candidates in any significant way PA, but they will stay home if it's made clear they aren't wanted.
January 31, 2010
So what's the deal with the South Carolina GOP? The Governor wants to be with his soulmate but doesn't want to lose his wife or something and now the LT Gov shows his political acumen.
Quoth the LT Gov while campaigning for governor.
that people receiving government assistance are like "stray animals" because "they breed" and "don't know any better."
We've all done that. You want to say to the girl, "You can kiss better than that." but it comes out, "My dog can kiss better than that." in a really snotty voice and you're never getting another kiss from her (true story).
Obviously the SC LT Gov wanted to make a point but it came out "I'm an idiot".
So what's an idiot who wants those "stray animals" to vote him to do?
Noting that he has raised money for a group that protects animals, Bauer also said he is "not against animals."
Oh, well that makes it better I guess.
I do have to wonder if he's a Dem plant, doing for the GOP what Karl Rove plants are doing for the Dems.
I look forward to his explanation of his explanation.
January 21, 2010
January 20, 2010
January 13, 2010
I hope GOProud doesn't fold, and maintains their sponsorship of CPAC, the behavior of the groups withdrawing is pathetic, and I question the usefulness of allies that are willing to withdraw over something so minor.
January 10, 2010
Well played, Chairman Cool. Well fucking played. Nice to see that you and your other two assfisting assfisters of assfisting (Cornyn and McConnell) are doing your best to alienate the motivated part of your party's base and then get mad at us when/if we stop sending you money and volunteer hours, because you keep forcing dipshit "electable" RINOs upon us.
January 08, 2010
January 03, 2010
Good. They deserve to fucking squirm for a while. As for why I'm not worried, I don't think the money is going to be too much of an issue. Oh, don't get me wrong, the NRCC, NRSC and RNC are probably going to be hurting, but I don't think local GOP operations and individual candidates are going to hurt too much once campaign season is underway, unless said candidate is a RINO squish, or is at least perceived as squishy, or if they're in a liberal state with a weak/retarded state GOP. It'll be interesting to see where things go, if they can tap into popular anger at the Democrats or not.
December 17, 2009
December 16, 2009
December 10, 2009
Frum goes hook, line, and sinker for the old "politics of no" line about the GOP, with the added twist that Republicans have gotten an even worse deal than they would have had they been proper political dhimmis.
First he points to the Medicare/Medicaid expansion "compromise" as being worse than the public option, because at least the public option "controls costs". If only Republicans had been more accommodating we could have been stuck with a marginally less woeful fate.
To start, the announced compromise isn't exactly written in stone. In fact, there's "no legislative language". But there are two good reasons why even more obstructionism would have been in order. (1) If not for Senator Snowe the Democrats might still be trying to get a bill out of committee. (2) But beyond that, Frum doesn't even have his facts right -- Senate Republicans did play the amendment game, which only allowed Dingy Harry more time to rustle up some votes. As to Republicans being "impotent spectators", well, the score is 60-40 in the Senate, so yeah, they're pretty impotent. Nothing changes that.
Frum's second fumble is Cap & Trade. With the EPA threatening executive regulation, Frum thinks Cap & Trade looks marvelous by comparison. Maybe it does, but it would be easier to change such a policy under a new President than it would be to pass new legislation to repeal a massive bureaucratic orgy like Cap & Trade. Cap & Trade (let alone anything more destructive) threatens to be an economic catastrophe, all for the increasingly dubious belief in the religion of apocalyptic anthropogenic global warming. Were we really supposed to have gone along with that? Doesn't that look like an increasingly moronic position to take in light of Climategate, or did Frum not hear about that while watching MSNBC?
Perhaps Republicans were naive in believing there were still some Constitutional boundaries in the United States. Why should it have been assumed that the Executive would merely usurp Legislative prerogative? The answer to that is a lot more disturbing than whether Republicans played ball on an issue or two.
Improving stupid bills only improves their likelihood of passage. I still hold some hope that Obamacare can be stopped. So far, the stocks of the health care companies seem to agree. (Knock on wood.)
December 08, 2009
I am too lazy to look it up, but I criticized John McCain and the Senate GOP last week for their apparent cluelessness on their handling of Obamacare in the Senate. Well, it appears as though they are dead set to allow Stupak, Part Deux to roll them again, this time in the Senate.(since it was Karl, not Allah, who wrote this, I'll link directly to him).
After my outburst last week, a person who I trust and respect pointed out to me that (and I am paraphrasing, because I lost the emails) making the Democrats have to face their voters, constituents, and interest groups for their choices, as well as dragging this process out as long as possible, is a smart move. That's all well and good, and I am all for destroying the Democrats at the ballot box, but shouldn't the non-Democrats be more interested in stopping the bill now? Shouldn't the non-Democrats be more interested in preventing the abomination that Obamacare is? The Democrats are set to suffer mightily, and allowing the political equivalents of Dead Men Walking to continue with their "Profiles in Courage" type of votes for this pile of shit may help us next year, but it will allow the Leviathan to take root. And nothing short of 100% non-Democrats in both chambers will kill the beast once it hatches.
So, maybe I am wrong. I hope I am. I hope that somewhere, somehow, the GOP can outsmart the Democrats. But, then again, we are pinning our hopes on the GOP and the Senate. Maybe the frustration I am feeling with the inherent retardadtion that is the GOP establishment is why these numbers do not surprise me. The feckless and incompetent GOP brought this upon itself, and better be careful how it proceeds, vis a vis its own very agitated base.
December 04, 2009
Speaking to the conservative talker Rusty Humphries today, Sarah Palin left the door open to speculation about President Obama's birth certificate.
"Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?" she was asked (around 9 minutes into the video above).
"I think the public rightfully is still making it an issue. I don't have a problem with that. I don't know if I would have to bother to make it an issue, because I think that members of the electorate still want answers," she replied.
"Do you think it's a fair question to be looking at?" Humphries persisted.
"I think it's a fair question, just like I think past association and past voting records -- all of that is fair game," Palin said. "The McCain-Palin campaign didn't do a good enough job in that area."
Yup. This should get interesting. And to think, tomorrow was to be Jobs Report Day.
December 02, 2009
The political climate is not a friendly one for a social-con statist like Huck to begin with, if Huck and with it, his PAC collapse, I wonder how much it'll effect the social-con statist types ability to apply pressure to the GOP. If we're lucky, maybe the GOP leadership will lay off lazy and obvious pandering like the FMA, and actually try and focus on stopping the insane growth of government...
Yeah, I laughed too, but a guy can dream, right?
December 01, 2009
Seriously, I really, really, really hope this is a joke, mistake, hallucination, or political gamesmanship. I mean, if the usual suspects and RINO traitors help carry Obamacare over the finish line, we need to nuke the RNC and start over.
Oh, and let me get in a preemptive message out to the RINOs/RNC/Dipshit Express:
November 22, 2009
You want America to be a land of boundless opportunity and freedom, where people are treated as individuals and judged on their merits. You reject the divisive identity politics of the left - what matters most about any of us, you would insist, is not race or class or ethnic origins: it is personal character and achievement. There are few things about contemporary politics you deplore more than the demonizing or scapegoating of entire groups (“white males,’’ “the rich,’’ “the Christian right,’’ “gun owners’’), as though every member of the group is interchangeable and indistinguishable, wholly defined by a single disparaging label.
Okay, sure, go on.
But let someone mention “illegal immigrants,’’ and your principles fly out the window.
Oh this better fucking be good.
He references Soviet of Massachusetts Premier Patrick's effort to allow illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition rates for college. Then offers,
This is outrageous, you protest. It rewards people who broke the rules. It’s unfair to the taxpayers who subsidize public higher education. Why should an illegal immigrant get a valuable tuition break that Massachusetts wouldn’t give to a kid from Maine or New Hampshire?
Yeah, pretty much what anyone who isn't a complete fucking retard would say, then quotes Charlie Baker, who is apparently making a run for governor in the Soviet of Massachusetts, who pretty much agrees with the statement above. Jacoby accuses Baker of shallow sloganeering, then condemns opponents of amnesty,
It is even more dispiriting to see conservatives assail immigrants instead of the insane immigration system that gave most of them no legal way to enter the United States.
You dishonest motherfucker.
The idea that conservatives are "assailing immigrants" is obscene, that Jacoby would accuse conservatives opposed to amnesty of such is even more obscene. For starters, all but a handful of goofball Buchananites are anti-immigrant (and we all know how I feel about that Nazi fellating anti-Semite piece of debris), so to equate opposition to illegal immigration with legal immigration is a dirty fucking rat move. Most, if any attacks on illegal immigrants, have been on the ones who run around waving their home countries' flags, demanding they be granted amnesty. Excuse me? Let me say that again, these are people in violation of our laws, and have the fucking audacity to demand, angrily we grant them amnesty, and you're criticizing those of us who condemn it? Fuck you, Jeff.
As for attacking the insane legal immigration system, yeah Jeff, we've been doing that all along, but just like the political elite, for you, it's easier to pretend we haven't and do whatever destructive insane plan you've got cooked up. The immigration system is FUBAR'd, bigtime. That doesn't mean we get to pretend it doesn't exist, that doesn't warrant violation of the law, and it damn well doesn't justify giving people who broke the law a pass. Laws barring marijuana possession and use may be stupid, but that doesn't mean I'm going to roll myself a fatty the size of a Pringles can and expect not to get my ass arrested if caught, and I guarantee Jacoby would think I was fucking stupid if I then angrily demanded that I get a free pass.
We of course get the, "What about so-and-so from (foreign nation here), who was brought in by their parents when they were a baby, why should she have to suffer, her family payes taxes, why should she have to pay the out of state rate, blah, blah, blah," story. Which of course is an appeal to emotion, not a rational argument. He then accuses conservatives of being irrational,
How is that a rational public policy? How is Massachusetts improved by making it impossible for an accomplished high-school graduate, a lifelong resident of the state, to gain a university degree? Who benefits when her education - along with the higher earning potential it would lead to - is cut short? She doesn’t. You don’t. Massachusetts taxpayers certainly don’t.
Okay, I have my own question: How does making the concept of equality under the law void improve Massachusetts? Or in any state for that matter? No amnesty supporter has answered this question for me in a satisfactory manner.
If Republicans really believe, as Baker says, that “it doesn’t make any sense’’ to allow illegal immigrants to enjoy the same benefits as other state residents, why stop with in-state tuition? Why not bar them from driving on state highways? From camping in state parks? From using libraries?
Well, yeah, that kinda the idea behind deportation of illegal immigrants.
Those immigrants didn’t come here in order to be lawbreakers; they broke a law in order to come here.
The concept of equality under the law is central principle of America, you don't try to experience the benefits of a nation that works because people are equal under the law by demanding that you be given extralegal privilege, you dumb motherfucker. How fucking hard is this for people to understand? Does Jacoby even recognize the kind of internal instability we could be welcoming by rewarding lawbreakers in this manner? Or does he not care?
November 19, 2009
A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that 52% of Republican voters nationally think that ACORN stole the Presidential election for Barack Obama last year, with only 27% granting that he won it legitimately.Is that just delusional? Probably. But it now makes sense that Doug Hoffman is playing up the ACORN conspiracy theory in the NY-23 special election.Ok, that's just sad. Not as sad as the continuing efforts to establish Obama's constitutional ineligibility for one reason or another (-and let me tell you, the conspiracy theories are still mutating and proliferating on the email chains), but still pretty sad.
Of course, I completely believe that ACORN fraud was attempted on a massive scale, and accomlished on a somewhat smaller scale, but it was in no way determinative for the election. ACORN as a civic organization has been --or at least should be, if it has not been-- completely deligitimized.
But the bastard won. Period.
Folks need to accept that a clear majority voted for Obama. If we want any chance of winning elections in the future we need to squelch the magical thinking that Obama will just go away. Such thinking only distracts from the real work and thought that needs to be done in order to start repairing conservatives' relationship with the electorate.
November 15, 2009
I actually got a "Republican Strategy Ballot" from them, coupled with a letter from Orrin Hatch, which asked me to fill out the survey and donate somewhere between ten and a thousand bucks. I signed the ballot, but didn't bother to answer any of the questions. Instead, I broke out a Sharpie and wrote "NO MORE MONEY FOR RINOS LIKE ARLEN SPECTER" on it, and dropped it in a mailbox.
I'm still enjoying the endorphins that my brain subsequently released.
November 11, 2009
The conservative movement's third-party candidate, Doug Hoffman, expected her support but, she said, the newcomer accountant "had no integrity." Plus, the Democrats were so nice! They called. They sympathized. They made her feel good about tossing her support to Bill Owens, who -- with her help -- became the area's first Democratic representative in more than a century.
"Oh, someone left chocolates for me!" she said, picking up a present from her aunt and uncle. Her GOP family has been less supportive. And she warns that what happened to her will happen to candidates like her.
Oh, that's nice. Someone was nice to her. They sent her some fucking chocolates. $900,000 worth of chocolates. Yeah.
I would say more about this, but there's a chance that I might still have a fucking job when I awaken from this motherfucking rage-induced fugue state that I'm currently in.
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